This year I decided to do holiday ornaments with my second graders. We talked about value and line when creating the greenery that the ornaments rest on. The kids also learned about color and shape. I think they turned out neat!
These cute snowmen offer a different take on perspective. We talked as a class about what perspective is. We used our hands as an example putting them in front of our faces and starting with the hand far away and slowly bringing it towards our face. The kids then drew the snowmen, and then added chalk pastel to create the appearance of form on their snowmen. They also painted backgrounds with water color, adding oil pastel snowflakes. We then cut and glued the snowmen together and added stick “arms” for the snowmen!